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AuthorTopic: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?  (Read 10401 times)

Gregory

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Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« on: November 14, 2008, 12:31:57 am »

I've made a cross-section of a railroad track, and extruded it along a curved path to create a railroad line.  How do make it so the extrusion is denser so the curves are smoother?

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Indian8or

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 12:48:28 am »

Why not try subdividing it by 1.
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Gregory

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 12:55:42 am »

Because that will in addition to increasing the number of segments perpendicular to the the path, my goal, increase the number along the path, creating a lot of unnecessary polys.
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Indian8or

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 01:05:43 am »

Then, do one thing while drawing the path to extrude, include more segments in the path itself i.e.  the path itself should contain more segments.
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Gregory

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 01:10:58 am »

That is a useful suggestin for the future.  This path is already drawn and I cannot duplicate it.  Even with fewer points the path segements are the same space apart.

How can I have anim8or make more cuts per segment?
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Indian8or

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 01:20:38 am »

That will again increase the poly count.  Try smoothing the angle.
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Gregory

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 01:21:55 am »

Look at the attachment I posted.  Where the black lines I drew intersect the track, I want anim8or to put extra cuts.  That's it.
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Indian8or

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 01:27:08 am »

Exactly man, for that you need to draw the path again and whenever there is a bend in the path include more vertices close enough to get the required smoothness and extrasegments.

Of course to the best of my knowledge, this should work.
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Gregory

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 01:37:34 am »

As I said before I cannot redraw the path.
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kreator

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 04:11:55 am »

Go into point mode select the knife tool and cut where you want intersections.
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Gregory

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 04:26:57 am »

That doesn't work on the path, only the model.
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Kubajzz

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Re: Extrude along path -- how to increase density of segments?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 04:50:03 am »

Select the "Path Edit" tool to edit any part of your path. If you doubleclick a segment between points, you can edit the number of "subsegments", if you doubleclick a point, you can edit its properties...

It's all in the manual btw: http://www.anim8or.com/manual/3_object_editor.html#splines
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